Pasta alla Nonna
20th March 2018
The key ingredient is parmesan. Think of an amount and double it. At least. The first time I cooked Pasta alla Nonna, or grandmother’s pasta, I was 12 years old and had never tasted parmesan. That may sound ridiculous, especially as I’m half Italian, b …
12th March 2018
I was first introduced to the brand Murad by a lovely celebrity make up artist called Oonagh (www.oonaghconnor.com). From the US, Murad was the first of the so-called ‘Dr. brands’, truly effective skin care based on scientific research. They have just …
26th February 2018
Here’s a fabulous offer to keep you warm as the Beast from the East sets in. My favourite Harley Street clinic is giving readers of this blog a voucher worth £250 redeemable against any body treatment for just £100. Treatments include body sculpting (b …
5th February 2018
I am reading, well listening to, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Part of the novel is told in diary form. The protagonist not only tells the story by means of her diary, but she goes back into her diaries to confirm facts or assess feelings she h …
Miracle boob job
18th January 2018
The actress Calista Flockhart once summed it up rather well. “I do wish my breasts were bigger,” she said. “Not big, but less small.” If you feel like Calista there is now something you can do about it, without resorting to surgery and with no scars. I …
These feminist puritans need a flirty Frenchman to snap them out of their self-obsession
14th January 2018
Thank goodness for the French. The actress and political activist Catherine Deneuve, along with 99 of her countrywomen, has denounced the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment as ‘puritanism’ fuelled by ‘hatred of men’. Meanwhile, many in Britain, …
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About Helena Frith Powell
Helena Frith Powell was born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and Italian father, but grew up mainly in England. She is the author of eleven books, translated into several languages including Chinese and Russian. She wrote the French Mistress column The Sunday Times about life in France for several years. She is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Tatler Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
Helena has been the editor of four magazines, including M Magazine, a supplement for the Abu Dhabi based National Newspaper and FIVE, a high-end fashion glossy, also published in Abu Dhabi. Helena was also editor in chief of 360 Life, a quarterly glossy magazine published with the Sports 360 Newspaper in Dubai, part of the Chalhoub Group. She writes a beauty blog wwwbeautyorbeast.uk.
Her third novel, The Arnolfini Marriage, based on a romance that evolves around a van Eyck masterpiece came out in 2016. As well as writing regularly for newspapers and magazines, Helena is also working on a thriller called Welcome to Sweden that will be published in spring 2018. Her latest non-fiction work Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles is out in hardback and will be out in paperback in January 2018.
Helena was educated at Durham University and lived in the Languedoc region of France for eight years, where the family still have a home. She lives in London with her husband Rupert and their three children.